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“TIME TRAVELERS: Hudson Valley Artists 2018” opens at The Dorsky on June 16

Mollie McKinley, Cholla Bag and Tie Hole Stocking, Reaching, 2018, archival inkjet print, courtesy the artist

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz announces the opening of “TIME TRAVELERS,” the 2018 edition of The Dorsky’s annual Hudson Valley Artists series.

“TIME TRAVELERS: Hudson Valley Artists 2018” is curated by Anastasia James, curator of exhibitions and programs at The Dorsky Museum. It features original works by 11 artists from throughout the region, selected from more than 290 submissions.

The exhibition will run from June 16 – Nov. 11, 2018, in the Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries. A public opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 5–7 p.m.

Alison McNulty, Untitled (Hudson Valley Ghost Column 1), 2017, Historic Hudson Valley-made Lahey bricks salvaged from Newburgh and unprocessed Cormo sheep wool sourced from New Paltz fiber farm, courtesy the artist

“TIME TRAVELERS” presents work that draws inspiration from the concept of time travel and embraces the slippery notions of time. The works in the exhibition recognize the universal human desire to experience a time other than our own. They act as locations for explorations of, or challenges to, the standard chronological sequence.

Moving freely across artistic disciplines and mediums, including textiles, painting, installation, sculpture, performance and photography, “TIME TRAVELERS” promises to transform the Museum into a space-time continuum full of visual pleasures and conceptual delights.

The 11 participating artists selected to contribute to the exhibition are:
Michael Bernstein, Lynn Dreese Breslin, Kyle Cottier, Daniella Dooling, Harry Leigh, Mollie McKinley, Alison McNulty, Tony Moore, Yvonne Muller, Antonella Piemontese, and Greg Slick.

The featured works were chosen through a competitive call and submission process open to all emerging and mid-career artists with a permanent mailing address and active art practice in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties who have not had a major one-person museum exhibition and who do not have commercial gallery representation.

The Dorsky will acquire one or more works featured in “TIME TRAVELERS: Hudson Valley Artists 2018” for the Museum’s permanent collection, through use of the Hudson Valley Artists Annual Purchase Award. The award is made possible through the Alice and Horace Chandler Art Acquisition Fund.

Hudson Valley artists whose work has been purchased in the past include Nestor Madalengoita, Richard Edelman, Deb Lucke, Holly Hughes, Stephen Niccolls, Patrick Kelley, Adie Russell, Elisa Pritzker, Charles Geiger, and Curt Belshe and Lise Prown, among others.

Anastasia James
 is Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. Her research focuses on counterculture and the American avant-garde, 1950-1990, with emphasis on alternative practices.

Among the shows she has curated are “Brigid Berlin: It’s All About Me” (INVISIBLE-EXPORTS Gallery, New York), and “Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show” (Contemporary Jewish Museum; ICA Philadelphia; CAM Houston). Prior to joining the Dorsky Museum, James worked for The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Calif.; The Queens Museum in New York; and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa.  She received her MA from The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Through its collections, exhibitions, and public programs, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz supports and enriches the academic programs at the college, presents a broad range of world art for study and enjoyment, and serves as a center for Hudson Valley arts and culture. The museum is gaining wide recognition as the premier public showplace for exhibition, education, and cultural scholarship about the Hudson Valley region’s art and artists from yesterday and today. With more than 9,000 square feet of exhibition space distributed over six galleries, The Dorsky Museum is one of the largest museums within the SUNY system. The Dorsky was officially dedicated on Oct. 20, 2001. Since then it has presented over one hundred exhibitions, including commissions, collection-based projects, and in-depth studies of contemporary artists including Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff, Carolee Schneemann, and Ushio Shinohara, historic Woodstock artists Eugene Speicher and Charles Rosen, and Hudson Valley luminaries Russel Wright and Dick Polich.

Museum Hours:
Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Holidays, and Intersessions.

For more information about The Dorsky Museum and its programs, visit http://www.newpaltz.edu/museum, or call (845) 257-3844.